1759-1796, Scottish Poet
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Robert Burns – [Critics and Criticism]

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Robert Burns – [Honesty]

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
Robert Burns – [Determination]

Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met — or never parted — we had never been broken-hearted.
Robert Burns – [Heartbreak]

How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favors of the powerful.
Robert Burns – [Favors]

I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Robert Burns – [Quotations]

I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
Robert Burns – [Laughter]

Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!
Robert Burns – [Silence]

Let us do or die.
Robert Burns – [Action]

Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.
Robert Burns – [Self-control]

Suspense is worst than disappointment.
Robert Burns – [Anxiety]

Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
Robert Burns – [Suspicion]

The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.
Robert Burns – [Kindness]

Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.
Robert Burns – [Grace]

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
Robert Burns – [Certainty]

When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.
Robert Burns – [Seasons]